Santa Fe Reporter - Picks http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-136-1-picks.html <![CDATA[SFR Picks: Horseplay - Baltimore weirdos change your definition of rock]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Maria Egolf-Romero
“Our name is actually a Lord of the Rings reference,” Horse Lords’ saxophonist/percussionist Andrew Bernstein says. Hailing from Baltimore, the band plays Thursday evening at Southside DIY venue/art space Radical Abacus.
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Wize Up! - Break out the bong—Pato Banton’s coming to town]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero, Alex De Vore, Cybele Mayes-Osterman
If you’re a reggae fan, you surely know the name Pato Banton, even if it’s not the name the renowned musician started out with.
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Rawk! - Jesse Deluxe and Skylight join forces for good]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We all love Skylight and everything, but the fact is that they can be a little DJ-centric. We get it, that’s cool—you’ve got a business to run.
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Leave Room for Inspiration - With nigh unbelievable range, a singer like Alicia Olatuja stands head and shoulders above]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In every generation, there are a mere handful of truly standout female vocalists. New York’s Alicia Olatuja, 29, is one such singer.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Visionary - The 6th Annual Outdoor Vision Fest changes how we think about art]]>
By: Alex De Vore
To think that we once lived in a pointless world where almost all art would sit motionlessly on some stupid blank wall, no audio component whatsoever, almost as if it were mocking us for standing there and staring silently back.
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Big Fun - Gag us with a spoon … we like it]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Much of the popularity of 1988’s dark comedy cult hit Heathers is in its universally relatable themes. High school sucks (or sucked) for a lot of us.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Dear Diary - There’s a piece of soul in that ukulele]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall
Jess Godwin. It’s not a household name around here, but it may be soon. Actually, no—it will be soon, if we have anything to say about it.
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: It’s Alive ... Alive! - Old signage becomes a bittersweet memory]]>
By: Ben Kendall, Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein
There’s a treasure-trove of art falling apart in attics, tucked away in antique shops or moldering away in a field—maybe in north Texas—covered by 50-plus years of detritus.
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: One Times Two - Broomdust and Bent make beautiful music]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall
Y’know, it’s only a little weird that they do variety shows and music at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. I mean, it’s a movie theater first and foremost in the hearts of many.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Seeing Double - Two bands enter, well, two bands leave]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall
There are forms of music that take influence from well-known genre conventions but go beyond simple composition or audio experience to become awesome forces of challenging yet beautiful art.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Terminology - Song sculpting by Melaena Cadiz]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall
The term “singer-songwriter” is a tricky one. It seems to kind of serve as a catchall for any solo artist with a guitar but doesn’t really do a whole lot to describe an entire sound.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Singles - Indie-folkers GRYGRDNS perk up Iconik]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein, Ben Kendall
Maybe we wrote about Eliza Lutz and the goings-on with her new label, Matron Records pretty recently, but have y’all been paying attention? Homegirl is slaying it!
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<![CDATA[SFR Picks: Love Story - Rock ‘n’ roll ‘n’ love, how sweet it is]]>
By: Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein
Sad news, Santa Fe: Musicians Anthony Leon and Paige Barton’s days playing music in town are numbered, as they’ll be heading to greener pastures in Florida at the end of March.
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<![CDATA[Transitional - Art plus passion plus adversity equals magic]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Somewhere Between is the very definition of concept performance, a theatrical, autobiographical solo tale told through the eyes of trans singer-songwriter Cidny Bullens.]]>
<![CDATA[X-Files - The truth is in there]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The newly minted Digital Dome at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) follows in the footsteps of the oft-derided planetarium laser light show, but with a far more artistically and aesthetically varied purpose and potential.
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<![CDATA[La Comedia de la Gente - Keeping it local with Carlos Medina]]>
By: Cole Rehbein
When asked about his comedy career, Carlos Medina makes one thing clear: He’s not really a comedian.
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<![CDATA[Get Medieval … on Guitars - Can we axe you a question?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Everybody loves the guitar. Be they longtime player, newly initiated or just a fan, it is arguably the most universally adored and played instrument on earth, and its history is both ancient and fascinating.]]>
<![CDATA[A Walk through the Forrest - Through a monotype, darkly]]>
By: Cole Rehbein
LewAllen Galleries has featured Forrest Moses in solo exhibitions about 10 times over the past decade, and gallery officials cherish their fruitful relationship.]]>
<![CDATA[Morse Code - Artist combines historical themes, current media]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The folks over at the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA) have been knocking it out lately.]]>
<![CDATA[Surf’s Up - You take your car to work, I’ll take my board]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Dear rock ’n’ roll: Oh, how we love thee. And even more so how some of your purveyors like Built to Spill, Wavves or Jay Reatard have chosen to tap into a charming throwback mélange of Nirvana or Weezer-esque deceptive simplicity with underlying]]>